Straight Talk: Parkland Theft
Just How much land are we talking about?
The total amount of land for the 3 land grabs at Flushing Meadows total ~56 acres. Here are some other Queens Parks comparisons that give an idea just how big the parkland theft would be:
Astoria Park is 59.96 acres.
Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village is 55.25 acres.
Roy Wilkins Park in St. Albans is 53 acres.
Queens County Farm Museum (on NYC parkland) in Bellerose is 47 acres.
Crocheron Park in Bayside is 46 acres.
Udalls Cove in Douglaston/Little Neck is 31 acres.
The FMCP land grab clocks in at:
Just a shade under 2x as much parkland as MacNeil Park (29 acres) in College Point.
A little more than twice the size of Francis Lewis Park in Whitestone (17 acres).
4.5 times more parkland than Bowne Park in Flushing (12 acres).
And, just for good measure: the amount of land wanted for private interests at Flushing Meadows is the same size as the Great Lawn in Central Park (55 acres).
We are dedicated to stopping private development of Queens' flagship public park.